Knowde brings cutting-edge online buying experience to Automotive Plastics

“Plastics and elastomers make a major contribution to the sustainability goals of the automotive industry by enabling lightweighting that leads to fuel economy gains. These materials also help manufacturers continue to make improvements in the structure, performance and safety of automobiles. Knowde offers research and development (R&D) professionals and design engineers the ability to find what they need fast and get to market faster, whether they’re producing original equipment (OEM) or after-market parts.”

Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer at Knowde

Knowde launches platform for automotive plastics materials

SAN JOSE, CA – JULY 14, 2021 – Knowde, the leading marketplace for ingredients, polymers and chemistry, today announced the launch of a new platform for automotive plastics materials. 

Automotive engineers, specifiers, converters, compounders and buyers can now search, filter, collaborate, request samples and quotes and purchase plastics and elastomers from hundreds of the industry’s top producers  – including DuPont, Mitsubishi Chemical, Braskem, AdvanSix and DSM Engineering Materials – all in one place.

Knowde’s automotive plastics materials platform offers a wide array of plastics including polyamides, high-performance thermoplastics, polyolefins, polyacetals, styrenics and polycarbonates, as well as a suite of automotive elastomers including silicone elastomers, thermoplastic urethanes, styrenic thermoplastic elastomers (TPE-S), thermoplastic polyester elastomers, fluoroelastomers and thermoplastic vulcanizates.

“Plastics and elastomers make a major contribution to the sustainability goals of the automotive industry by enabling lightweighting that leads to fuel economy gains. These materials also help manufacturers continue to make improvements in the structure, performance and safety of automobiles,” said Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer at Knowde. 

He added, “Knowde offers research and development (R&D) professionals and design engineers the ability to find what they need fast and get to market faster, whether they’re producing original equipment (OEM) or after-market parts.”

With its powerful search capabilities, Knowde enables users to explore products by chemistry, application, function, technical properties and more, 24/7. Additionally, KnowdeConcierge™ provides access to expert advice and insight on all manufacturer, brand and product pages, and ensures prompt replies to inquiries. Signup is free for R&D and procurement professionals.

For automotive plastics materials producers, a Knowde storefront offers all the technology required to move online quickly and meet the new needs of customers who want a better online buying experience. Knowde offers providers targeted digital marketing tools to build storefront traffic and robust analytics to support data-driven decision making.

Manufacturers interested in having a storefront on Knowde can contact Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer, at dan@knowde.com.

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About Knowde

Knowde is the leading online marketplace for producers and buyers of ingredients, polymers and chemistry. The Knowde.com marketplace allows buyers to search, compare, sample, quote and purchase products from every producer on earth, all in one place. With more than 100,000 products and thousands of producer storefronts — more than any distributor, marketplace or middleman organization in the history of the industry — Knowde is the largest marketplace of its kind. Knowde is backed by top tier investors Sequoia Capital, Refactor Capital, Bee Partners and Cantos Ventures. For more information, visit www.knowde.com.

Media Relations Contact

John Schmidt
Email: john.schmidt@knowde.com
Phone: 973-632-8214

 

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